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Ristorante Raphael

In 2002, Noah founded Ristorante Raphael, an 85 seat Kosher Italian Restaurant and Bar in downtown, Berkeley, CA.  With Chef Domenico, a veteran restaurateur who hails from Lazio in Southern Italy, they have  created a menu which showcases vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus a selection of fresh fish.  In less than two years, the restaurant has already received numerous awards including:  "Bay Area Naturally's 2005 Restaurant of the Year", "Best Kosher Restaurant", "Best Kosher Caterer", "Best Italian Restaurant", "Best Pizza", "Best Take Out", and "Best place for a small party".

Jewish Community High School of the Bay

In 1999, Noah Alper founded and served as founding president of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay, a co-educational day school providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum in general and Judaic studies.  A first of its kind in the Bay Area, Noah was instrumental in the building of the school on a whole city block in San Francisco, raising over $20 million in funding and establishing this state of the art academic facility to accomodate up to 2,000 students.  Currently Noah serves as past president and is a memeber of the board of govenors.

Noah's Bagels

In 1989, Noah opened a single bagel store in Berekely, CA and in six and a half years became the largest Kosher retailer in the U.S. with over 60 bagel shops in the west and took the company through an initial public offering and sale for $100 million. 

Holy Land Gifts

From 1985-1989 Noah Alper was founder and President of Holy Land Gifts, a catalog and wholesale business of foods, handicrafts, housewares and gifts from Israel. 

Bread and Circus

In 1973, Noah Alper was co-founder of Bread and Circus, a natural foods grocery store in Brookline, Massachusetts.  As a pioneer in the natural food industry, Bread and Circus was eventually acquired by Whole Foods Market.

Alper International, Inc.

From 1971-1984 Noah was founder and President of Alper International, an importer and distributor of gourmet housewares, with importation from nine countries and distribution nationwide.  His products were featured in several national publications including:  McCall's, Bon Appetit, Woman's World and the Montgomery Ward catalog.